NJLTAP coordinates multiple events for knowledge sharing. Photo ©Steve Goodman

NJLTAP Enews Volume 20, Issue 2 – March/April 2018

NJLTAP Director’s Message

The New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program appreciates that you have taken the time to read our newsletter. We are in our 20th year of production! Newsletter content is selected to share information and showcase innovations that are implementable at the municipal, county, and state levels. Our communication efforts, combined with workshop topics, are designed to provide you with resources to improve infrastructure management, safety, and workforce development within your organizations.

The 2018 training season is well underway…please be sure to check online for the most current schedule of workshops. Programs are continually added. We will also be working with several organizations to bring you additional professional development opportunities throughout the year, such as the American Public Works Association, NJ Chapter; NJ State Association of County Engineers; NJ State League of Municipalities; and the County and Municipal Traffic Engineers Association.

We also invite you to participate in this year’s Build a Better Mousetrap Competition, provides a great opportunity to share new ideas with others and across the country. We are looking for submissions from employees of local or state public agencies (municipalities, counties, parks commissions, NJ Department of Transportation, NJ Transit) that have developed new solutions to problems or found better ways of doing things. We will gather the best ideas from around the state and judge them using a 5-point rating system. The highest scoring entries will be entered into a Build a Better Mousetrap National competition with entries submitted from the national network of Local Technical Assistance Program centers. The deadline is quickly approaching all submissions must be received by June 1, 2018. Entry forms and additional information may be found on the NJLTAP website or the NJDOT Technology Transfer website (under “Share Your Ideas”).